Don’t give it any more thought – get the new year off to a great start by spoiling yourself! Here are ten food and wine tourism activities to really make the most of Costa Brava & Girona Pyrenees.
THE EMPORDÀ AND ITS LOCAL PRODUCE
If you heard about a gourmet food and wine weekend break called “Empordà, Wines and Oils Caressed by the Tramontana”, would you want to miss it? Of course not, especially when the team at Viemocions gave you all the details of what it includes: a guided visit to the famous winery La Vinyeta, a special menu with DO Empordà wines, an overnight stay in the heart of Alt Empordà or a virgin olive oil tasting at one of the region’s most popular cooperatives.
If you dream of sleeping amid vines, in one of the most romantic rooms in Catalonia, and at the same time of enjoying a wine tasting at a family-run winery, then Masia Serra with its El Recer guest rooms in Cantallops is just the place for you. Nearby you’ll also find other wineries like Terra Remota and Vins de Taller, where you can book a picnic of delicious local produce to eat in the vineyards or an authentic DO Empordà pairing.
Weekend breaks, overnight stays amid vines, Michelin starred restaurants …
GIRONA’S HAUTE CUISINE
While we’re on the subject of wishes … let’s keep them coming! And how about if you celebrate the new year by taking your family out for a meal at a famous restaurant like El Celler de Can Roca, Les Cols or Miramar? Or, if you prefer something a bit more intimate, your gift could be a cookery workshop, a wine tasting or a pairing with farmhouse cheeses led by a professional sommelier or chef, to be enjoyed in private, as offered by Laura Masramon.
A SENSORY TASTING AND OTHER WINE THERAPIES
As you’ve probably noticed, there are endless possibilities in our region! At Hotel Peralada you can let yourself be pampered by the Wine Spa staff with their therapies based on the properties of wine and discover the wide range of Perelada DO Empordà wines. Grup Peralada also welcomes you to the vineyards that produce its Finca Garbet wine, located to the north of the Cap de Creus headland, with superb views of the Mediterranean.
Not far from here, you can indulge in a sensory tasting at Mas Llunes in Garriguella or, if you go as far as Baix Empordà, you can treat yourself to a unique experience with Tela Marinera and sample delicious sea urchins and red prawns from Palamós on board a sailing boat.
A new year, new challenges and … new adventures!
We have an endless list of proposals for you …
- A wine pairing combined with aromatic plants and flowers with Naturalwalks.
- A private tour focussing on wine, the Costa Brava and Salvador Dalí, organised by Food&Wine Tours.
- Private tastings and pairings with La Gastronòmica or Local Market.
Click here to check out the companies that form part of the Food and Wine Club.